Joined: Aug. 5, 2011
Happily married to Katie for over 22 years; father of 5 wonderful children; and father in law to one more. (And much more handsome than the picture makes it seem.) I was born and raised in the Netherlands. Went to college in Steubenville, OH, and have been moving between Europe and America ever since. For studies, work, etc. Right now, we are happily ensconced in West Chester, PA, where the town is lively, the surroundings beautiful, the friends friendly, and the cycling club very active. I’m looking forward to many fun and fruitful conversations about things that matter.
May. 8 at 8:52pm | Comments: 0
I was just reminded by an advertisement (a bookseller), that Søren Kierkegaard turned 200 last Sunday. That is something I don't want to let pass unnoticed. But I have only a few minutes at my disposal. So I will just leave you with soem passages from one of Kierkegaard's early journals. In these he expresses his longing, indeed, his need, "to find a truth which is truth for me, to find the idea for which I am willing...
Mar. 11 at 5:21pm | Comments: 2 | Most recent comment: Mar. 12 at 11:15am
Today Alice von Hildebrand, widow of Dietrich von Hildebrand and philosopher in her own right, turns 90 years old. In honor of the occasion, we asked her permission to republish an article of hers that we first came across about 25 years ago. It's influenced our thinking ever since. ON THE PSEUDO-OBVIOUS — by Alice von Hildebrand Introducing pseudo-obviousness It is no rare occurrence in the history of philosophy that a thesis which is neither proven nor evident has...
Feb. 22 at 11:34am | Comments: 0
Shirt logos are so commonplace nowadays that I rarely think about them. But sometimes, when I go shopping with my boys for instance, they still bother me. Why is it that we all accept this form of advertising? Why do we allow ourselves to be used in this way? Why, in fact, do we often have to (or want to) pay extra for the ads? It is not just boys or sports clothing either. Even dressier shirts usually have logos...
Feb. 20 at 7:51pm | Comments: 0
February 21 is a great day for us at the Personalist Project. It is the birthday of John Henry Newman, of whom it has rightly been said that he “stands at the threshold of the new age as a Christian Socrates, the pioneer of a new philosophy of the Individual Person and of Personal Life.” I can't think of a better way to celebrate than by listening to these lectures by John Crosby, on the Christian Personalism of...
Feb. 20 at 2:31pm | Comments: 0
Below are the mp3 versions of Crosby's five lectures on "The Christian Personalism of Blessed John Henry Newman". Just click on a link to download them. The Personalist Spirit of Newman's Thought The Human Person as a World of his Own Newman on Personal Influence Newman on the Personal Exercise of Reason Newman's Personalist Way to God through Conscience
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